Saturday, August 9, 2014

We Still Exist

The good news:

Dickie is doing great at the new barn. We've been there over a month and everyone really is as nice as they seem. The barn owners have are incredibly responsive to my requests. Dickie is so happy. I didn't even realize how stressed he was. He loves his big pasture and playing with his buddies. He used to plant his feet when I would try to take him out to the pasture. Now he doesn't want to come in!!  We've been enjoying the trails and he splashes through the water jump like a pro. 

The bad news:

My hip has taken a quick turn for the worse. I may have had my last ride on Dickie until surgery :( I have had nagging pain for years but I was sore enough I might get hurt if he was silly. 

The worst news:

My step dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer in May. My mom is disabled and isn't able to take him to medical appointments. He's pretty worn out so I have been driving. It has been bittersweet. I am loving getting to spend time with him. I've known him since I was little and he has been a second dad. He's an amazing person and every second we spend together is a privilege. My time and energy will be directed to my mom and Chuck for the next few months. 

If you don't see me here I will be back I promise. 


  1. I'm sorry about your step dad and your own health troubles. :(

  2. Yay on the good news!
    So sorry to hear about your step dad, it is a very hard thing to go through.
    And the surgery will make your hip feel better, right? So, a relatively short time out of the saddle for long term results!

  3. I'm so sorry about your step dad and your hip. :-( I'm glad you're getting to spend time with him. You'll both be in my thoughts!